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Magnetic Island Afternoon Tour

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A mature and highly-regarded local guide will provide friendly, entertaining commentary on hundreds of topics covering birds and wildlife, trees, geology, history and folklore on your tour of the scenic roads and byways of the beautiful Magnetic Island. Departing Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal you'll visit all the major sights, including one or two secret spots some locals don't even know about.

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Stop At: Magnetic Island Marina, 123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

After boarding the bus at Nelly Bay terminal you will meet your friendly local guide who will escort you throughout the day. Our guides are all locals, with a depth of knowledge about life on the island.

After a brief introduction you will make your way through Nelly Bay to the western side of the island. On the way you’ll get some background facts on the island and an introduction to the geography and fauna.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rocky bay lookout, Nelly Bay Rd, Picnic Bay QLD 4819, Australia

Admire the breathtaking views over Cleveland Bay as your guide explains the island's geography and its relation to Townsville.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Magnetic Island Country Club, 2 Hurst St, Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 Australia

Pass by one of Greg Norman's favourite holes of golf on the planet

Stop At: Cockle Bay Drive, Cockle Bay Dr, Picnic Bay QLD 4819, Australia

Visit Cockle Bay to learn about the early settlers, the wreck of the SS City of Adelaide and some of our local bush tucker

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Picnic Bay Jetty, Magnetic Island, Picnic Bay QLD 4819, Australia

Visit Cockle Bay and Picnic Bay. Disover the history of the Heritage Listed Picnic Bay Jetty. Take a walk along its length and admire the views towards the mainland.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Magnetic Island Marina, 123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

Leaving the early settlers behind we retrace our steps back to Nelly Bay. Afterwards, the bus will make its way over Arcadia hill where you will be rewarded with stunning views across Cleveland Bay towards the Coral sea

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Geoffrey Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland Australia

No visit to the Maggie would be complete without a stop at Geoffrey Bay to see if you can find some of our extremely cute Allied Rock Wallabies. These wallabies are found only in Northern Queensland between Townsville and the Burdekin River.

Geoffrey Bay is also an opportunity to get out of the bus and get up close and personal with our incredible rock formations.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Horseshoe Bay Beach, 1 Pacific Dr, Horseshoe Bay QLD 4819, Australia

Climbing the long steep hill towards Horseshoe Bay you will get some breathtaking views across the island. You will then head down the other side into the old farming precinct before we stop for some free time in Horseshoe Bay where a variety of food is available.

During the winter when the butterflies are around we will definitely visit the Butterfly forest for a short bush walk. Its an experience not to be missed and great balm for the soul.

Horseshoe Bay also offers year round swimming with a safe swimming enclosure in place during the summer months. An excellent place to cool off if you bring your swimmers.

You can choose to leave the tour here and stay for dinner in one of the local cafe's or restaurants. Alternatively you can return with the bus to Nelly Bay Ferry terminal or your accommodation.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nelly Bay, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland

Return to the Ferry

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hotel / Accommodation pick-up on Magnetic Island
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Ferry tickets to and from Magnetic Island ($34 Adults / $17.50 Concession)
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point
Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Outside front reception. We dont pick up from Mainland hotels/accommodations.


  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal

Departure Time
2:00 PM

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Magnetic Islands BEST Bus Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.